5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Angelica Malin
Want to discover all the best new menus in London? Need some foodie inspiration for delicious things to eat in London this week? Don’t worry: we’ve got it covered. If you missed last week’s guide, read it here. Here’s the food-lovers’ lowdown for this week in the capital – from seafood set menus in London to special burger collaborations:
What: Get down to try the limited edition new Portobello Burger at Honest Burgers, Portobello Road. Greek street food favourites The Athenian have teamed up with patty maestro’s Honest Burgers to create the ultimate halloumi burger.
The Lowdown: Honest Burgers’ latest, tastiest burger collaboration is made up of succulent, oregano-rubbed beef, topped with handmade halloumi, tomatoes, lettuce and pickles and then gloriously drizzled with The Athenian’s spicy feta sauce. Since launching in 2014, The Athenian has been serving Greek street food staples in a fresh, contemporary and authentic way. We’re into it – discover more delicious burgers in London right here.
What: Seafood experts Wright Brothers have launched a new, seasonal seafood Brixham Lunch Menu across their Spitalfields, Soho and Battersea restaurants.
The Lowdown: This special menu, available throughout February and March, showcases the freshest fish, hand-chosen directly from day boats and fishermen by the new Wright Brothers team at Brixham Market in Devon. One of the best new menus in London for seafood lovers – the weekly-changing two course set menu will feature a variety of seasonal catches for only £20 per person. Delicious dishes on offer each week will include sustainably caught fish such as, cuttlefish croquettes, whole red mullet a la plancha, roasted sand sole with crab nutter and spiced gurnard fishcakes.
Price: £20 per person
Where: Locations here
Best New Menus in London: February 2019
What: Looking for something truly British and delicious? Executive Chef Helena Puolakka is launching a brand-new menu, featuring modern British dishes to riverside restaurant Skylon on 25th February.
The Lowdown: Puolakka’s new menu focuses on innovative British cuisine, with expertly-sourced produce from around the UK. Expect dishes such as, slow-cooked Chichester pigeon, North Atlantic halibut carpaccio, pot au feu of ox cheeks and grilled native lobster with smoked potato salad and lobster bearnaise. There’s also a new lunch menu, with dishes such as Dorset crab roll, chef’s steak sandwich and sticky toffee pudding.
Price: Dishes from £7.50
What: When Patty & Bun heard Homeslice were moving into their Marylebone neighbourhood, there was only one thing on their mind: the birth of a Love Child.
The Lowdown: The Love Child is a naughty neighbourhood collaboration, available at both their James St. sites exclusively for one month. Swapping their ingredients, the Patty & Bun Love Child burger features beef shin ragu, taleggio, sour cream mayo, roquito peppers, encased in a brioche bun, and the Homeslice Love Child pizza features their classic pizza base topped with Beef shin ragu, taleggio, sour cream mayo, and roquito peppers. Glorious.
Price: Love Child burger is £11 and Love Child pizza is £20
What: Due to popular demand, Monty’s Deli are now serving brunch all day, every day, and have introduced some completely new dishes into the mix. Tried and tested, we can happily confirm this is one of the best new menus in London right now.
The Lowdown: Reuben-slingers Mark and Owen will be serving their much-loved sandwiches as well as new brunch plates of salt beef, coleslaw, eggs and latkes, oozing egg and cheese challah buns and selection of bagel boards with avocado, salmon or pastrami. All of these can be washed down with a New York egg cream, a can of Dr Browns or even an ice cream float.
Price: Dishes from £5.50
And some more new menus in London for luck…
What: Get a whole new perspective of the city and set sail with Bateaux London’s brand new boat, Glass Room. Ditch dry land and hop aboard from Embankment Pier for a truly memorable on the water experience.
The Lowdown: Expect Tom Dixon interiors and great food, combined with river views and live music. Dining takes place in the Glass Room’s modern restaurant – for lunch, enjoy a two-course meal featuring the likes of Severn and Wye smoked salmon with celeriac remoulade and chicken with pumpkin purée and braised leek. Come dinner time, expect live entertainment and a stunning five course menu. Dishes include spiced cauliflower velouté, beef confit with potatoes and vegetables and vanilla and bergamot crème brûlée with shortbread. There’s also afternoon tea and Sunday lunch available on the boat – get involved.
Prices: For lunch, prices start at £35 per person. For dinner, packages range from £79 to £149 per person for the wine pairing menu.
What: Social 24 at Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred restaurant, City Social, has launched a new cocktail menu, which takes inspiration from the golden age of cocktails. One of the best new menus in London for cocktail lovers, we say.
The Lowdown: The menu has been thoughtfully designed to help guests find the perfect tipple to suit their taste. Discover the Sunset 24 with Grey Goose vodka, Meloncello, citrus, melon, egg white and melon meringue, or try the floral and tangy Social Mistress, with Bacardi Rum, pear liqueur, Maraschino and blackberry ice cream candy. The drinks on offer have been designed to complement Social 24’s breathtaking views of London’s skyline alongside a specially crafted menu by Executive Chef Paul Walsh.
Price: Drinks from
What: One Under Lime Café & Bar, one of the Square Mile’s most popular drinking and dining venues, is relaunching with a slick new food and drink menu this month.
The Lowdown: Nestled beneath landmark building Lloyd’s of London on Lime Street, One Under Lime Café & Bar is now serving up a brasserie-style menu of Mediterranean and British-inspired dishes. Setting up the City for the day, the breakfast menu includes the full English, Greek yoghurt with orange blossom honey and organic porridge. For lunch, there’s small plates to share, such as panko-crusted squid with lemon aioli and Ragsdale goat’s cheese tartlet, or larger plates, such as the classic burger and a Power Boost salad. As evening hits, bar snacks will include artisan Mediterranean scotch eggs and handcrafted Londoner sausage rolls.
Price: Dishes from £4
Where: 1 Leadenhall Pl, London EC3M 7DX, UK